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Park visits skyrocket

Numbers highest since 1996

Yosemite National Park received 3,866,970 visitors in 2009.  This marks the highest level of visitation in the Park since 1996.  More...

Child care worker busted for smoking pot with teenagers

A woman who works as a child care provider has been arrested for providing marijuana to a minor. Genei Baker of Mariposa allegedly smoked pot with two teenage girls at her home, and one of them ended up at John C. More...

Yosemite’s visitation rises above 3.7 million

Numbers increase inspite of recession

Yosemite National Park appears to be at least a little bit recession proof. As 2009 closed, the Park showed a five percent increase in visitors for the year, and that’s without the December numbers.   More...

All fall down

YOSEMITE FALLS ARE RUNNING AS WINTER HAS BEGUN. MARIPOSA COUNTY HAS BEEN EXPERIENCING SOME WARMER THAN NORMAL WEATHER THIS WEEK, WITH PLENTY OF SUNSHINE. More...

Local News

Audubon program focuses on threats to birds

Jordan Wellwood, Audubon California’s conservation coordinator for the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada, will present a slide program, “Birds in Peril: Threats to California Birds,” at the January meeting of the Yosemite Area A More...

Lions Club’s crab feed is right around the corner

The Mariposa Lions Club’s crab feed is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010, at the Mariposa Fairgrounds, Building A. A nohost bar opens at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. by members of the Mariposa FFA. More...

Drama class returns

Registration for the Merced College classes held at Mariposa County High School will be on Jan. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m.   Classes were cancelled last year because of budget cuts but are back now. More...

Datebook

Community Calendar

Friday, Jan. 8   Books Galore! at the Mariposa County Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Theda N. Bartholomew

Theda N. Bartholomew of Mariposa, died peacefully in Fresno after a brief illness.   She was born in Tom Bean, Texas, to Hollis and Thula Lowe, one of three children, and spent her childhood in Mineola, Texas. More...

Mark Michael Montoya

Mark Michael Montoya passed away quietly on Sunday, Dec. 27, surrounded by family and friends.   Mike was the devoted father of Erica, Ben, and Misha and the grandfather of Marcus, Sofia, and Ocean. More...

Edith S. Dewey

Edith S. Dewey, a five-year resident of Mariposa, died Dec. 24. She was 80.   Mrs. Dewey was born Oct. 1, 1929 near Bennington, Vt.   A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 9 at 1 p.m. at Mariposa Funeral Home.   More...

Pet Connection

Cold weather

Litter box problems can seem worse in the winter

We’re not sure that cats miss the litter box more in the winter, but we do seem to hear about the problems more at this time of year. More...

First-aid classes are highly recommended

Q: I saw Dr. Becker on “The Dr. Oz Show” demonstrating CPR for dogs and cats. Is that something pet lovers need to know? I mean, really, I don’t think I want to put my mouth over my dog’s nose. More...

Exercise is for the dogs

• Dogs are the key to exercise motivation. A survey from the United Kingdom found that 3,000 dog owners spent an average of eight hours and 11 minutes weekly exercising their pets. More...

Around the County

Fire damages Midpines mobile

A structure fire was reported at 11:32 a.m. in the Midpines Mobile Home Park on Dec. 30 by Jack Webb, the owner of the 66-foot mobile home.   More...

DUI rollover

RONALD PATLIAN, 66, OF CORONA WAS DRIVING THIS SILVERADO PICK-UP ON HIGHWAY 49 NORTH AT BEAR VALLEY ROAD ON NEW YEAR’S EVE MORNING WHEN LOST CONTROL, TRAVELED UP A POWER POLE GUY WIRE, AND ROLLE More...

Urine splash ends with one man’s arrest

A complicated “he said, she said” incident at the St. Andrew’s Apartments on Jan. 2 ended when one man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. More...

Power outage blackens county

Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m. power to 10,000 residents failed and darkened most of Mariposa County.  One PG&E official reported that it was a problem with the power station at Exchequer Dam. More...

Castaldi to run for District 3 seat  Free Access 

Theresa Castaldi, the bankrupt developer of Coyote Springs Ranch in Cathey’s Valley, is running for the District 3 board of supervisors’ position.    Castaldi confirmed her intention to the Gazette via telephone message on Sat More...

Assault rate jumps 42%, economy strains nerves

After years of a consistent decline in assaults in Mariposa County, that number jumped by 42 percent to close out the decade. The figure, released by Mariposa County Sheriff Brian Muller on Jan. More...

Board looks forward to the new year

The Mariposa County Board of Supervisors met for the first time in 2010 on Tuesday morning, and collectively announced anticipation of the work it will be doing in   2010. It also elected its leadership for the new year.   More...

Mariposa County: Going up in smoke?

PART TWO Many law enforcement officers are of the opinion that it takes nothing more than a hang nail and a willing physician to obtain a California medical marijuana card. More...

For the Record

Sheriff’s Dispatch Log

Dec. 28: •Three dogs were loose on Holtzel Road. •A kitten was stuck in an oil drain at Bootjack Tire. •There was a dog fight on Colorado Road. •A dog versus deer incident occurred on Triangle Road. More...

Mariposa County Fire Department response log

Dec. 26: .EMS call on Indian Peak - #37 Bootjack   Dec. 27 .EMS call on MacMahan - #31 Greeley Hill .EMS call on Schilling Road - #31 Greeley Hill, #26 Coulterville, #24 Don Pedro, #25 Mt. Bullion/Airport. More...

Letters

Internet in Mariposa

I recently got an email from a coworker. He was moving from an area where he had 12 megabit internet download speeds to one where he would "only" have 10 megabit download speed and was wondering if he could still do his job. More...

Grace and generosity

There is a gracious and generous lady in this community who has served in many capacities throughout her life, as homemaker, business woman, supportive neighbor, involved community volunteer, and in so many other ways.   More...

You can help tourism

This is a cry for help. For years the Web site, www.homeofyosemite.com, that touts Mariposa tourism, has had little presence on Google. More...

Sierra Lifestyles

Know risks for your age group

Take steps now to prevent medical problems later

Apreventive approach is necessary at any age to maintain good health, but many people are often in the dark about what that involves. More...

What's difference between enough and too much exercise time?

Q: I've been following your advice on designing a strengthtraining program but am still confused about how much exercise is appropriate and how much is too much. I really want to lose weight as quickly as possible so I have been training every day. More...

CASA features its first volunteer of the month

C ourt Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Mariposa   County was established in 2004 to serve the needs of Mariposa County children who, for their own protection, have been removed from their homes by Child Welfare Services and placed in fo More...

Cookin' in the Country

Cookin’ in the Country

While most people associate Mardi Gras with New Orleans, you can throw your own Fat Tuesday fest wherever you live. Let the good times roll with authentic New Orleansstyle food to make your party as genuine as the Big Easy   More...

Sports

Wichmann agrees to play fot Fresno State  Free Access 

According to Mike Wichmann, the father of MCHS senior Cody Wichmann, his son over the weekend agreed to a scholarship offer from Fresno State Head Football Coach Pat Hill.    More...

Grizzlies demolish Turlock Christian  Free Access 

Blowout is second SAL win for MCHS

In what was a predictable blowout, Mariposa's varsity Grizzlies moved their Southern Athletic League mark to 2-0 with a 78-36 crushing of visiting Turlock Christian Friday night.  More...

Grapplers maul Hughson  Free Access 

Mariposa opens Trans Valley League dual meet season

Hughson's Huskies used to be a dominate wrestling force in the Trans Valley League, but last Wednesday on Mariposa's mat, the Huskies were manhandled by the Grizzlies, 45-18, in a TVL dual meet.  The Grizzlies' scoring mainly came in the form of More...

Friends and Family

Thank you

About 1,100 Christmas stockings were given out or delivered this season. Many people were involved. First the Ewing Wing residents filled over half of them. This was a very important time when they could give to the community.   More...

Howe - Clayton

SHERMAN CLAYTON, SON OF JILL CLAYTON AND DONALD MUNN OF MARIPOSA, MARRIED DOROTHY HOWE, DAUGHTER OF THERESA HOWE OF DAVIS, ON SEPT. 18, 2009. More...

Thank you

Infant/Child Enrichment Services would like to thank the many children, parents and caregivers that participated at our “Home Sweet Home” gingerbread house building event.   More...

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